Spies Have Spotted the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The 2018 model year has begun and many automotive brands are starting strong. Honestly, a lot of good things are on the horizon for the automotive industry, and this is the best time to start buying or leasing a new car. Some our favorite FCA brands are Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram, and recently, spy photos have fueled the speculation about Jeep and Ram 2019 model-year vehicles. Some may wish to tell them to slow down, but when it comes to the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2019 Jeep Cherokee, some of us rather skip 2018 altogether.
2019 Ram 1500
It’s been a few years since the Ram 1500 had a style change, and now it’s time for the light duty truck to get a new look. Pickup trucks all have a very similar style to them that can make it hard to differentiate them from one another unless exclusive accessories are installed, like the RamBox Cargo Management system. For 2019 though, based on the spy photos circulating the internet, the Ram 1500 seems to be getting a new look that adds a little bit of muscle to this light duty pickup truck, starting with sculpted lines and detail to the front and hood of the truck to emphasize its toughness on the road.
There are some missing bits though, such as the classic crosshair look. Instead, the front fascia has been sculpted to bring focus to the new grille, designed with a single horizontal bar, and new, narrow headlights. The latter just screams “LED”, seeing as how they take up less space than halogen headlights and are much stronger. The tailgate got a little cleanup job too, but we can’t be sure if the chrome is for a high-level trim or all trims, given that the model in spy photos are sporting the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine.
We’ll know more in January 2018, when the 2019 Ram 1500 is already said to make its grand debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
2019 Jeep Cherokee
Almost as if in contrast, the Jeep Cherokee is actually looking a little smoother in spy photos photographers recently snapped. It’s hard to say with the compact SUV in camouflage, but it almost feels like one could run their hand along it without any additional bumps or curves. Based on these spy pictures, assuming the ports next to the bottom grille are air catchers, the headlights and daytime running lights may have been blended into one. An interesting choice.
The 2018 model-year Jeep Cherokee made the front fascia a little beefier, and that look seems to have continued to advance into the 2019 model. So, this may be a new theme Jeep is looking into for the 2019 lineup. When it comes to going under the hood, rumor has it the Cherokee may get its own Trackhawk trim if sales for the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk prove worthwhile, but we’ll wait until the numbers match up before getting too excited.
No word on where we’ll see the 2019 Jeep Cherokee debut, but that’s alright. We still have the new Wrangler to look forward to.
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